Nereus

(1982 DB )
CURRENT POSITION: 8 SAG 3
Incl: 1.43207
Eccent: 0.3602158
Period: 1.8168238586279 years
AU 1.4888873
Type: 8803

Discovery Chart

28.2.1982 10:59 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named for the ancient Greek god Nereus, a son of Pontus and Gaia {see planet  (1184)}. A benevolent sea-god associated with ancient origins (mythology, if not science), he had the power of prophecy. (M 19338)

Name proposed by Robert M. Cutler, a Planetary Society member interested in near-earth asteroids. To English-language speakers the name seems particularly appropriate for such an object.

Avastatud: 28-2-1982 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Helin, E. F.

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